Little Nightmares 2 release date: Feb. 11, 2021

The nightmares continue.

What do you get when you mix a puzzle platformer with the horror genre? You get the first Little Nightmares, a game that released back in April 2017. Little Nightmares was fairly well received, earning numerous high scores from various video game publications. Now we’re just weeks away from a sequel, and there’s more to say about the Little Nightmares 2 release date.

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Bethesda’s Indiana Jones game release date: TBD

A new Indy from an established studio.

Back on Jan. 12, 2021, the video game world got some pretty huge (and unexpected news). A new Indiana Jones game is on the way, and MachineGames — the Bethesda-owned studio behind the Wolfenstein series — is making it. On top of that, Bethesda’s Todd Howard is on the project as executive producer. All of that is a lot to take in, sure, but you’re probably wondering: what is the Indiana Jones game release date?

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Friday fun: Josef Fares hates the Xbox Series X name

The man has a point.

You all remember Josef Fares, right? He worked on Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and, with his studio Hazelight, A Way Out. He’s also the guy who had some words for The Oscars at The Game Awards a few years back. Fares and Hazelight have a new game on the way in It Takes Two, which is set to release on March 26, 2021. That game looks interesting, but Fares’ thoughts on Microsoft’s Xbox branding seem like a much more entertaining topic to cover.

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Star Wars: Squadrons is free to play right now, and the campaign isn’t long

New Star Wars story. Free. What more do you want?

Every now and again, Microsoft will do a promotion called “Free Play Days,” putting several titles up in a sort of “preview” period for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The games are fully playable and typically stick around for about three days. The latest batch includes Star Wars: Squadrons, and if you’re quick, you can play the entire campaign for free before Free Play Days ends.

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When is EA Play coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC?

Game Pass for PC subscribers deserve some answers.

You might recall that, back in the middle of December 2020, EA Play was supposed to become part of Xbox Game Pass on PC. That addition would’ve been a huge win for Game Pass subscribers on PC, adding dozens more titles to the Game Pass library. Unfortunately, Microsoft announced on the scheduled day of launch that EA Play wouldn’t come to Game Pass until 2021. Game Pass is usually a bright spot for the Xbox brand. This particular episode wasn’t great.

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Backward compatible games that play better on Xbox Series S

Oldies can still be goodies.

If you follow Xbox news, you’re likely well aware that the Xbox Series X is a monster. It has a slew of new titles that run at high resolutions and frame rates. It can run older Xbox One X-enhanced games even better than that console could. But what about the Xbox Series S? Which games get some benefit from Microsoft’s other next-gen console?

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order just got a next-gen update

Respawn’s 2019 Star Wars release just got a lot better on Series X and Series S.

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about games that were just begging for Xbox Series X upgrades. It’s as though Respawn and EA were listening, because Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — a game that appeared on that list — just got a nice little update targeted at the Series X and Series S.

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Finally, your Xbox Elite Controller paddles will work with Steam

The Steam experience becomes more Elite.

The Xbox controller has been the de facto Steam controller for a long while. Just about any game you can play with controller support feels right with it. What Steam couldn’t do, however, was support the paddles found on the back of the Elite Controller. Thankfully, it appears an update to bring paddle support is on the way.

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January 2021 Xbox release dates

The first month of the year is slim pickins.

How’s the new year been for you so far? The end of 2020 brought us brand new consoles, a slew of blockbuster titles, and Stephen A. Smith bashing the Dallas Cowboys at The Game Awards. In an otherwise ghastly period, those are at least a few highlights we can point to. Now, though? The calendar has been tossed in the garbage and replaced with a new one. With that, it’s time to talk about January 2021 Xbox release dates.

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Ubisoft Plus and Xbox Game Pass: Not likely

This one definitely sounds more like fan-fic, folks.

There’s been a rumor floating around these past few days that, frankly, I’ve done my best to ignore. It started on a sketchy-looking Xbox website (that I will not link to), and, over the course of a few days, gained a lot of traction. The rumor states the following: Ubisoft Plus and Xbox Game Pass will join forces, just as Game Pass and EA Play did this year.

This does not make fiscal sense for either company — at least, not in the way Ubisoft Plus is structured right now.

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